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English definition of “takeoff”

takeoff

noun [C or U] (AIRCRAFT)    /ˈteɪk.ɒf/ US  /-ɑːf/
the moment when an aircraft leaves the ground and begins to fly : Night takeoffs and landings are banned at this airport .Moving upwardsAviationTravelling by aircraftMovement through the air
(Definition of takeoff noun (AIRCRAFT) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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